Freedom Of Expression

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When journalists pay the ultimate price, you pay too.

What price does a journalist pay for a story? In the past decade, 700 paid with their lives. Many more face death threats, violent...
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An information revolution at the touch of a button…on this day

“10-22-38 Astoria.” That phrase — the contents of the world's first photocopy, produced October 22, 1938, in Astoria, New York — launched an information...
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Free speech belongs to all of us…on this day

Mahatma Gandhi helped put it in India's constitution. Martin Luther King exercised it from jail. Without it, George Washington thought men would be like...

More than 1,000 journalists have been killed since the 1990s

Radio host Alberto Chakussanga was shot at home in Angola, dying the day his youngest child was born in 2010. Newscaster Abdiaziz Aden was...
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Who should control the Internet and why you should care

There’s a complicated battle brewing over who controls the Internet. And according to a leading expert, an Internet controlled by governments is not a...
Beyonce sings the U.S. national anthem at President Obama's inauguration in 2013video

Five singers, one anthem. Who rocks it best?

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is notoriously hard to sing, but these stars nailed it. Which is your favorite? Beyoncé Knowles, 2013 http://youtu.be/Z-DSFrGnQrk?t=52s Beyoncé Knowles’ dynamic performance of the...
Vinny Vella shows off his way of fighting for a free press — the school newspaper

A scandal, an ethics teacher and how far a student went...

Vinny Vella works the night shift at the Philadelphia Daily News, arriving at crime scenes to document what took place. When a teenager was...
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The Internet belongs to everyone, let’s keep it that way [video]

Every day, everywhere, people surf the Internet not knowing that this free and open resource is under threat. What would happen if it were...
Israeli-Palestinian music group Heartbeat plays a showvideo

Arabic rhythms and klezmer beats help these musicians understand the other...

“Bukra fil mishmish” is an Arabic expression that roughly means “tomorrow will never come.” With Israeli-Palestinian relations difficult after the recent conflict in Gaza,...